For all you passionate fans, you big-time stats guys, you BTSG's. Here are some notes, nuggets and tidbits of all things College Football. Impress your friends it's time to kickoff!
Jeremy Hill was on a mission from the word go (or since it is Louisiana State we are talking about… I should say “from the word Geaux”). Hill scored three touchdowns against Auburn including scoring the first two times he rushed the ball. In a battle of Tigers, LSU defeated Auburn 35- 21. Hill won the SEC Offensive Player of the Week and had the most rushing yards in a game by an LSU player under Les Miles ever. Here are the top five:
- Jeremy Hill (2013 vs. Auburn): 184 rushing yards
- Charles Scott (2008 vs. Appalachian State): 160 rushing yards
- Stevan Ridley (2010 vs. Vanderbilt): 159 rushing yards
- Joseph Addai (2005 vs. Florida): 156 rushing yards
- Charles Scott (2008 vs. Georgia): 144 rushing yards
While LSU did it mostly on the ground, Georgia did it through the air. Aaron Murray hit a milestone when he connected with Reggie Davis for a school record 98-yard touchdown. It was also Murray’s 100th career touchdown pass. He collected two more and is now just 12 away from tying the SEC mark held by Danny Wuerffel. The senior also threw for 408 passing yards in the win over North Texas. That was his third highest total. Here are the top three quarterbacks with the most 400 yards passing in a game for Georgia.
- Eric Zeier: 7 times
- Aaron Murray: 3 times
- Cory Phillips: 2 times
The Bulldogs from Starkville kept scoring and scoring as well. They defeated Troy 62-7 including scoring 45 in the first half. The 45 was the most in a half in the modern era although Mississippi State scored 49 points in the second half against Murray State in 1946. With all that scoring you can guess they did not punt much. In fact they did not punt once. Here are the last three times in which Mississippi State did not punt in a game.
- 2013 against Troy
- 2009 against Georgia Tech
- 1998 against East Tennessee State
It may look on paper that these Tigers dominated the game due to an impressive offensive attack. Well, they also put up some impressive numbers on defense as well. The combination of the two helped Mizzou defeat Indiana 53-29. The win gave head coach Gary Pinkel 93 wins, which ties him with Dan Devine for the second most wins in school history. In the game the Missouri defense picked off three passes. It was the third straight game where the Tigers had three interceptions. That is the first time they have done that three games in a row since 1980. Their total of nine already passes last season’s interception total of seven. Here is the amount of three interception games for Missouri’s defense over the last five seasons.
- 2013: 3 times
- 2012: 0 times
- 2011: 0 times
- 2010: 3 times
- 2009: 0 times